Six months ago, I changed my entire diet and eliminated 99% dairy out of my life.
I say 99% because there are occasions when I end up eating something with dairy in it. And to be honest, if I was offered a piece of chocolate cake that had dairy, I’d probably eat it.
So, I’m a coffee drinker who prefers milk in her coffee.
When I got rid of dairy, I tried soy milk.
To my surprise, I liked it, but it didn’t agree with my system.
I felt lightheaded and nauseous every time I drank it. 🤢
We’re guessing because of all of the vitamins in it.
My body can’t handle a lot of vitamins.
I then tried almond milk.
I didn’t like it as well as the soy, but it worked . . .
. . . So I thought. 😬
It gave me the shits. 💩
Like six times a day.
Too much TMI? 🤨
Hey, I’m being truthful, and it helps illustrate why I make my own almond milk.
You still here?
Once I eliminated the store-bought almond milk out of my diet, my poo problem went away.
I checked the ingredients on the almond milk and here’s what it said:
Ingredients (original): Almond milk (Filtered Water, Almonds), Cane Sugar, Contains Less Than 2% Of: Vitamin & Mineral Blend (Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Acetate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2), Sea Salt, Natural Flavor, Sunflower Lecithin, Locust Bean Gum, Gellan Gum, Ascorbic Acid (To Protect Freshness).
For some reason my body can’t handle the ingredients in it, so I decided to make my own almond milk.
I was so surprised how easy it was to make and bonus, it tasted yummy. 😊
What I also love about it is there are only 3 ingredients in this recipe, and it’s all-natural!
Here’s the recipe:
¾ cup of raw almonds
4-5 dates (it depends on how sweet you want your milk)
2 cups of water
Soak the almonds overnight
The next day, drain, rinse, and peel the almonds (I find if I rinse the almonds in hot water, they peel easier – at least for me they did.)
If you have a small blender as I do, cut the dates into small pieces.
Put all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Strain the blended almond mixture using a cheesecloth, strainer, or nut bag.
I used a nut bag.
You can save the pulp and use it in smoothies, pancakes, etc. It’s good fiber.
Pour the almond milk in a sealed container.
We’re minimalist, so we kept our olive jars and use them to drink out of and store perishable items in like almond milk!
This milk will last 3-4 days.
If I had a regular blender, I would double this recipe.
Enjoy! 😊 ☮️